SHELLY J. TUCCIARELLI, MBA
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
in DePaul Driehaus College of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration, Acounting and Finance in
Governors State University
Shelly Tucciarelli has over 28 years of experience in management, training, administration and development of affordable housing and community development and worked for over 20 years for the State of Illinois' housing finance agency, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). Shelly is a Native American tribal member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and owns Turtle Clan Development Services (TCDS). Shelly provides real estate development services and affordable housing consulting services. TCDS focuses on professional services to increase the supply and quality of housing and economic development in low-income and underserved areas nationwide.
MICHAEL J. POULAKIDAS, ESQ.
Bachelor of Arts in Finance and
Political Science, North Central
Juris Doctorate, Western Michigan University Law School, 1998
Admitted to the Illinois Bar, May 1998
Board Member, Aurora Regional
Chamber of Commerce
Michael utilizes more than 20 years of experience in business, contract and real estate law and more than 20 years of experience in asset management to oversee all aspects of real estate development including development, construction, management, and leasing. He is well versed in working with the City of Aurora, having invested in multiple properties and businesses within the city and is currently working closely with the city on several redevelopment projects. Michael’s market knowledge and years of real estate experience are strong assets and allow him to problem solve by creating effective alternatives for complex development issues. Michael currently owns and/or manages several commercial buildings and over 40 residential units in Aurora, Illinois and is a part of the team that is repurposing an old abandoned hospital campus into multiple, in demand uses including senior living (independent, assisted and memory care), a residence for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities and a small healthcare center. Michael’s most recent project is a mix-used redevelopment in downtown Aurora, Illinois that was previously a school district administration building. The building consists of underground parking, ground floor commercial space and second floor residential units (21 units). The residential units are 100% leased up and the commercial space is 70% leased up. Michael is the Managing Partner of JTE Real Estate Services - a full service real estate development and investment company. JTE’s mission is to create dynamic residential and mixed-use developments that provide positive impacts to communities, while utilizing designs that incorporate green building practices and sustainable materials. JTE’s investment strategy is to acquire, entitle, build and hold developments for cash flow and appreciation and prides itself on a value-add platform. In addition, JTE Real Estate Services can provide end-to-end property and asset management, marketing, contracting and construction management services to support its own projects and those of third parties.
JOHN CORDOGAN, AIA
Master of Architecture,
University of Illinois
Ecole des Beaux Arts,
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Illinois, Highest Honors
Licensed Architect: Illinois,
Indiana, Missouri, Michigan
John Cordogan is a founding Principal of Cordogan Clark. Together with his partner, John Clark, he is responsible for the architecture, design, and construction quality of the firm's projects. Cordogan Clark is a full-service firm of more than 135 architectural, engineering, interiors, and construction professionals dedicated to excellence, who have completed over 5,000 projects resulting in successful residential, commercial, and institutional environments. John maintains an active, daily involvement in the development of the firm's operations. He reviews the development and production of the firm's projects and has general management and administrative responsibility for quality control of the firm, including architecture, planning, building and site technology. Cordogan Clark focuses on building better environments for the not-for-profit and affordable housing sector. The firm has worked on over 25 affordable residential developments centered around supportive, workforce, senior, family, and veteran housing. By placing the client’s needs first, Cordogan Clark strives to ensure environments that inspire and welcome those who use it most. The firm utilizes close relationships with the community and encourages discussion to bring imaginative ideas to fruition. John devotes much of his time to thoroughly understanding client needs to help ensure the firm responds effectively to those needs in all aspects of its service. John has served on building, design, historic preservation, and civic commissions, helping establish guidelines and procedures for the improvement of architecture and design. His work has received awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Precast Concrete Institute, and has received Community Beautification Awards from Aurora, Illinois. His work is included in the permanent collection of The Chicago Historical Society and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Design.